that can be transformed to
t = V (p 1 - p 2 ) / C p a (1b)
V = volume of the receiver tank (cu ft)
t = time for the receiver to go from upper to lower pressure limits (min)
C = free air needed (scfm)
p a = atmosphere pressure (14.7 psia)
p 1 = maximum tank pressure (psia)
p 2 = minimum tank pressure (psia)
For an air compressor system with mean air consumption 1000 cfm , maximum tank pressure 110 psi , minimum tank pressure 100 psi and 5 sec time for the receiver to go from upper to lower pressure - the volume of the receiver tank can be calculated by modifying (1) to
V = t C p a / (p 1 - p 2 )
= (5 sec) (1/60 min/sec) (1000 cfm) (14.7 psi) / ((110 psi) - (100 psi))
= 122 ft 3
It is also common to size receivers
Note! Receivers of unsound or questionable constructions may be very dangerous.
|Tank Size |
|Tank Size |
|Air Receiver Capacity (cubic feet)|
|Gauge Pressure on Tank (psig)|
|12 x 24||10||1.3||11||15||19|
|14 x 36||20||2.7||21||30||39|
|16 x 36||30||4.0||31||45||59|
|20 x 48||60||8.0||62||90||117|
|20 x 63||80||11||83||120||156|
|24 x 68||120||16||125||180||234|
|30 x 84||240||32||250||360||467|
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